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France : Grand Est

3.1 km (1.9 miles) NE of Regnévelle, Vosges, Grand Est, France
Approx. altitude: 337 m (1105 ft)
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Antipode: 48°S 174°W

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#2: Chris at N48 E6 #3: GPS display #4: Sign near confluence #5: Near statue near confluence

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#1: Richard at N48 E6

(visited by Richard Rutledge)

08-Jul-2000 -- It is the 8th of July and our group is in Epinal, France. We are on a confluence hunt today. The gang, Chris, Marylin, Janine, and I, are not only hunting in a foreign country but one of us has to drive as well. We choose Chris -- he has prior experience over here.

From Epinal we travel southwest along highway D 460 through Darney and on to Monthureux-sur-Saone, where we will turn south on roadway D 2. It took nearly an hour to get close. Partly due to the fact that we missed our turnoff at Monthureux-sur-Saone and continued on D 460. However, we did spy an interesting statue. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, but near enough the to the road to be seen. We are getting used to finding artwork in the country, but usually it is of a religious nature (photo #5).

We have the Foret Domaniale de Darney on our left through the last half of the trip. Our target is in the southwest corner of the forest. It is on the edge of the forest and we hope to not have to walk far.

Back in Monthureux, we turn south towards Regnevelle but take the left hand split on D 2E towards Martinville. Just north of Martinville we turn back northeast and find a road into the forest. Off of this road we find an access road that leads us to within 100 meters of the confluence.

From there Chris and I head into the underbrush. We take a couple of shots of ourselves but unfortunately you can’t see the forest for the trees. Still, it is a lovely and tranquil area.

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#1: Richard at N48 E6
#2: Chris at N48 E6
#3: GPS display
#4: Sign near confluence
#5: Near statue near confluence
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